Circumnavigating a Peninsula?
How, you may ask, does one circumnavigate a peninsula? …with the craziness, willingness and fortitude of Guinness World Record Holders. Greg Spooner and Jordan Hanssen know something of ocean rowing, after their successful 2006 trans-Atlantic row, and they found the challenge to row around Washington State’s greatest peninsula to be an irresistible one.
This is truly a backyard adventure, conjuring up the possible from that which seems impossible at first glance. As Shackleton and others proved many years ago, a little skill and dedication to the task may reap unforeseen rewards. Spooner and Hanssen knew a portage and bushwacking were in the mix, so they included an unlikely tool in the expedition’s equipment list: a machete.
Read the first-hand account of the voyage via blogs at the following link; however, a crash of our old website lead to disappearance of significant original material. Please email should you have early copies.
Small Craft Advisor article, An Oariffic Tale, includes accounts of the voyage’s first weeks and saved blog posts covers the rest, including a beach crash landing.
Read more expedition first-hand accounts on the Expedition Blogs link.